Today is the feast of St. Joseph the Worker. It’s particularly poignant during this time of COVID-19 with its economic impacts, job insecurity, and so many peple out of work.

These prayers are from the Divine Office this morning:

Intercessions

Father of all mankind, do not forget what your hands have made, grant that all who work may have secure employment and a fitting standard of living.

Prayer

God our Father, creater and ruler of the universe, in every age you call man to develop and use his gifts for the good of others. With Saint Joseph as our example and guide, help us to do the work you have asked and come to the rewards you have promised. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

Amen.